Belmont University was featured as the cover story of The Knowledge Review’s August 2018 issue as one of the 10 Best Green Schools in America. Understanding the need to take care of God’s creation as more than a cause, but a charge, the article highlights Belmont’s numerous sustainability and conservation efforts on-campus, in the community and beyond.
The Knowledge Review’s August edition features schools that are dedicated to educating students to be environmental leaders of tomorrow and helping them protect the earth.
“Belmont constantly seeks ways of increasing its efforts all while educating students through their sustainability committee and environmental club, as well as work done through the university’s environmental/biology department including volunteer work, research in local wooded areas and streams, planting trees and more,” the article states. “Belmont is constantly striving to find new ways to engage their sustainability commitment throughout its campus.”
The cover story recognizes Belmont’s countless conservation and sustainability initiatives, including many LEED certification, campus green roofs, composting system, geothermal heating and cooling, receipt of the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and more.
Belmont University President Bob Fisher was featured in the article as “the Watchful Eyes overseeing Belmont’s nurturing.”
It goes on to say, “Under his leadership, Belmont’s enrollment has more than doubled in 15 years and the university’s energy efficient sustainable approach has resulted in energy cost increase of only 30% despite a campus square footage increase of more than 70%.”